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Arizona man sues police department over wrongful arrest

Tremayne Nez
Posted at 6:26 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 21:26:12-04

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Flagstaff, Arizona, man who was wrongfully arrested on suspicion of selling LSD has sued the city.

Tremayne Nez, who is Navajo, alleges police ignored evidence that showed he wasn't a drug dealer.

Police have said his arrest a year ago was a case of mistaken identity and apologized.

Nez spent more than 30 hours in jail as part of a multi-agency drug operation.

The lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court seeks $350,000 in compensatory damages and other amounts to be determined at trial.

A police spokesman declined comment and a city spokeswoman did not immediately provide a response to questions.